About Brainerd Branch

Neighborhood Served

  • Brainerd


  • Brainerd Branch opened February 20, 1999.
  • The branch features cathedral ceilings and clerestory windows.


  • Brainerd Branch features artwork funded through the Percent for Art Ordinance administered by the City of Chicago Public Art Program:
    • a wall-relief sculpture, entitled “Forever Gwendolyn” by Preston Jackson, celebrates three phases of the life of Gwendolyn Brooks, poet laureate of Illinois and the first African American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in poetry